Lions fans might not be celebrating going into the playoffs, but kicker Matt Prater has scored the entire city free beer thanks to a challenge placed before the season started.
Bud Light beer issued a challenge over the summer to the Detroit kicker and Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus that whichever one kicked the season’s longest field goal would score free beer for their city, according to ESPN in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Prater has since tweeted a picture of himself drinking a Bud Light beer along with a message to fans about finishing the season 5-11. (RELATED: Virginia Brewery Offers $20K A Year For Gig Hiking And Drinking Beer)
“Detroit I know we didn’t have the season we would like, however we did win you some bud lights,” the kicker wrote. “@budlight @PatMcAfeeShow.”
— Matt Prater (@MattPrater_5) January 4, 2021
It was Prater’s 59-yard field goal he made during the Nov. 15 matchup against the Washington Football Team that ended up being the longest of the season between the two — and led to the city winning free beer.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 3, 2021
The Lions kicker also hit a 54-yard field goal in the Sunday game against the Minnesota Vikings. The score was his 59th field goal of 50 yards or more during his career and set a new record, breaking the one previously held by Sebastian Janikowski.